Human Trafficking : The Largest Forms Of Hidden Organized Crime Essay

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Human trafficking
Human trafficking is on the up rise; therefore, we have an increasing opportunity for greater interventions within our community. Human Trafficking is one of the biggest forms of hidden organized crime in the world. It is a world we hardly ever hear about. Human trafficking is the fastest increasing criminal industry in today’s world, coming second only to illegal drug-trade. Collin states in the article, “Sex Trafficking on the North Shore,” that sex trafficking does not only happen in other countries and it affects the North Shore here in Duluth, Minnesota every day. Native American women are one population that are deeply affected by human trafficking. One study found that nearly 350 Native American women and girls were victims to sex trafficking over the past 4 years. The author states, that the statistics only include the survivors that have spoken out. Another study found that one and three Native American women will be raped in their lifetime. (Study Mode. “Human Trafficking.”)
One woman in “Sex Trafficking on the North Shore article,” who wishes not to be identified, stated that she met her pimp at age 17 when she was a college student. She was forced into prostitution as well as recruiting other women and girls. Social Services from Fond du lac work with dozens of girls that fall victim to traffickers. Traffickers search malls and schools for girls as young as 10 and 12 years old. Part of the problem is families living in poverty. This issue

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